Vita

Acrobat PDF File printer_32Per L. Bylund, Ph.D.
Department of Entrepreneurship
Hankamer School of Business
Baylor University
One Bear Place #98006
Waco, TX 76798-8006

Per_Bylund@baylor.edu

Positions

John F. Baugh Center Research Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship, Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University. 2013-

Previous Positions

Adjunct Professor, Management Department, Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri. 2012-2013.

Postdoctoral research fellow in economics and entrepreneurship, Mises Institute. 2012.

Education

Ph.D.Applied EconomicsUniversity of Missouri, July 2012. Dissertation Title: “Specialization and the Firm.” Advisor: Peter G. Klein.

M.A.Political Science. Lund University, Sweden, June 2005. Thesis title: “Man and Matter: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Justification of Ownership in Land from the Basis of Self-Ownership.” (Published.) Advisor: Mats Sjölin.

M.S.Informatics. Jönköping International Business School, Sweden, June 1999. Thesis title: “Micro Payments on the Internet: Criteria for Micro Payment Systems.” (Won BEST scholarship.) Advisor: Carita Åbom.

B.Sc.Business Administration. Jönköping International Business School, March 1998. Thesis title: “Timeliness in Financial Reporting: A Case Study of Two Manufacturing Companies Listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.” Advisor: Carita Åbom. (Majors: corporate finance, accounting).

Research

Refereed Publications

Explaining Firm Emergence: Specialization, Transaction Costs, and the Integration Process.” Forthcoming. Managerial and Decision Economics. [SSRN]

The Place of Austrian Economics in Contemporary Entrepreneurship Research,” (with P. G. Klein). 2014. Review of Austrian Economics 27(3): 259-279. [SSRN]

Ronald Coase’s ‘Nature of the Firm’ and the Argument for Economic Planning.” 2014. Journal of the History of Economic Thought 36(3): 305-329. [SSRN]

Man and Matter: How the Former Gains Ownership of the Latter.” 2012. Libertarian Papers 4(1): 73-118. [SSRN]

Division of Labor and the Firm: An Austrian Attempt at Explaining the Firm in the Market.” 2011. Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 14(2): 188-215. [SSRN]

Piracy, Inc.: On the Bearing of the Firm Analogy to Pirate Organization.” 2010. Review of Austrian Economics 23(3): 299-305. [SSRN]

Unblocking a Free Market Perspective in Labor Economics.” 2008. Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics X(2): 236-247. [SSRN]

Book Chapters

“The Firm and the Authority Relation.” 2014. In G.L. Nell (Ed.), Austrian Theory and Economic Organization: Reaching Beyond Free Market Boundaries. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [SSRN] [Amazon]

“Toward a Framework for Behavioral Strategy: What We Can Learn from Austrian Economics.” 2014. In T.K. Das (Ed.), Behavioral Strategy: Emerging Perspectives, pp. 205-232. Information Age Publishing. [SSRN] [Amazon]

“‘They Have the Internet on Computers Now?’ Entrepreneurship and Economics in The Simpsons,” (with C. M. Holbrook and P. G. Klein). 2014. In J. C. Hall (Ed.) Homer Economicus: The Simpsons and Economics, pp. 61-69. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press. [SSRN] [Amazon]

Löntagarfonderna och ägandet av produktionsmedlen.” 2013. In M. Eriksson (Ed.) Sista försöket att socialisera Sverige? 30 år efter löntagarfondsstriden, pp. 37-44. Stockholm: Svensk Tidskrift.

Vi behöver nationalekonomin.” 2013. In A. Ydstedt (Ed.) Svensk Tidskrift Årsbok 2012, pp. 79-84. Stockholm: Svensk Tidskrift.

“Entrepreneurship and the Economics of the Firm,” (with N. J. Foss and P. G. Klein). 2012. In D. Hjorth (Ed.) Handbook of Organisational Entrepreneurship, pp. 49-63. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. [SSRN] [Amazon]

Book Reviews

Review of K. I. Westeren (Ed.)Foundations Of The Knowledge Economy: Innovation, Learning and Clusters (2012). 2014. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 3(1): 177-179.

Review of P. LewinCapital in Disequilibrium: The Role of Capital in a Changing World (2012). 2013. Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 15(3): 375-382.

Review of P. T. LeesonThe Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates (2009). 2011. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 80(1): 260-262.

Review of M. YunusCreating a World without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism (2007), (with M. P. Mondelli). 2009. Electronic Journal of Sustainable Development. 1(3): 125-127.

Translated Works

Wicksell, K. 2011. Knut Wicksell’s Tribute to Menger. Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 14(4): 462-470.

Conference Presentations

“Implications of Discovery and Creation: How Entrepreneurial Opportunities Relate to the Market Process.” Paper presented at the Academy of Management meeting, Philadelphia PA. August 2014.

“Firm Emergence in a Thick Market: the Boundaries and Management of Voluntary Organization.” Paper presented at the Academy of Management meeting, Philadelphia PA. August 2014.

“Does Entrepreneurship Facilitate More Entrepreneurship?” Paper presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference, Auburn, AL. March, 2014.

“Implications of Discovery and Creation: How entrepreneurial Opportunities Relate to the Market Process.” Paper presented at AOM Entrepreneurship Research Exemplars Conference, Keystone CO, March 2014.

“Where do Factor Markets Come From? Toward a Resource-Based Theory of the Entrepreneurial Firm.” Paper presented at AOM Entrepreneurship Research Exemplars Conference, Keystone CO, March 2014.

“The Firm: Heterogenizing Heterogeneous Resources.” Paper presented at the 1st Management Theory Conference, San Francisco CA, October 2013.

“The ‘Austrian’ School of Strategy: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead.” Paper presented at the Academy of Management, Orlando FL, August 2013.

“The Firm: Heterogenizing Heterogeneous Resources.” Paper presented at the Midwest Strategy Meeting, Champaign IL, July 2013.

“The Firm: Heterogenizing Heterogeneous Resources.” Paper presented at the Journal of Management Studies Workshop, Denver CO, April 2013.

“The ‘Austrian’ School of Strategy: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead.” Paper presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference, Auburn AL, March 2013.

“Can Entrepreneurs Cope with Regime Uncertainty? Insight from New Institutional Economics.” Paper presented at the Ratio Institute Colloquium for Young Social Scientists, Stockholm, Sweden. August 2012.

“Simulating the Role of Specialization at the Firm/Market Boundary.” Paper presented at the Academy of Management meeting, Boston, MA. August, 2012.

“Ronald Coase’s Nature of the Firm and the Socialist Calculation Debate.” Paper presented at the History of Economics Society meeting, St. Catharines, Ontario. June, 2012.

“Simulating the Role of Specialization at the Firm/Market Boundary.” Paper presented at Michigan State University, East Lansing MI, April 2012.

“The Economic Case for Integration.” Paper presented at the Austrian Scholars Conference, Auburn, AL. March, 2012.

“Simulating the Role of Specialization at the Firm/Market Boundary.” Paper presented at the Southern Economic Association meeting, Washington DC. November, 2011.

“The Firm as an Island of Specialization.” Paper presented at the Multi- and Micro-Level Issues in Strategic Entrepreneurship conference, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen. October, 2011.

“The Coasean and Williamsonian Transaction Cost Theories of Organization: A Critical Analysis from a Specialization Perspective.” Paper poster presented at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. July, 2011.

“Transaction Cost Theories of Economic Organization Dehomogenized: a Specialization-Based Approach.” Paper presented at the History of Economics Society meeting, Notre Dame. June, 2011.

“The Firm and Strategic Factor Markets: An Austrian Approach.” Professional development workshop paper at the Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference, Atlanta, GA. May, 2011.

“The Firm as Extra-Market Specialization.” Paper presented at the Austrian Scholars Conference, Auburn, AL. March, 2011.

“The Firm and Strategic Factor Markets: the Role of the Firm in the Creation of Factor Markets.” Paper presented at the Austrian Scholars Conference, Auburn, AL. March, 2011.

“The Firm and Strategic Factor Markets: the Role of the Firm in the Creation of Factor Markets.” Paper presented at the Austrian Student Scholars Conference, Grove City, PA. February, 2011.

“The Firm as Extra-Market Specialization. Paper presented at the Southern Economic Association meeting, Atlanta, GA. November, 2010.

“Causal-Realist Answers to the Coasean Question. Or: Traveling Back to the Future with Durkheim.” Paper presented at the Austrian Scholars Conference, Auburn, AL. March, 2009.

“Piracy, Inc: On the Bearing of the Firm Analogy to Pirate Organization.” Paper presented at the Southern Economic Association meeting, San Antonio, TX. November, 2009.

“The Theory of the Firm: Coasean Misconceptions and Austrian Solutions.” Paper presented at the Austrian Student Scholars Conference, Grove City, PA. October, 2009.

Teaching

As Instructor

MGMT 4970 Strategic Management, Spring 2013

MGMT 4750 Entrepreneurial Innovation Management: Enterprise Operations, Spring 2013

MGMT 4710 The Entrepreneurial Process, Spring 2013

MGMT 4750 Entrepreneurship Innovative Management, Fall 2012

MGMT 4710 The Entrepreneurial Process, Fall 2012

AE3251 Intermediate Price Theory, Fall 2010.

As Teaching Assistant

AE3251 Intermediate Price Theory, Spring 2010

AE3286 Economics of Managerial Decision Making, Fall 2009

AE1041 Applied Microeconomics, Fall 2009

Training and Related Experience

Participated in a three-day teaching workshop (Institute for Humane Studies), Washington DC, 2011.

Advanced Graduate Teaching Skill Development Program, Division of Applied Social Sciences, University of Missouri, 2008-2010.

Chief Competency Officer and internal educator at WOCHB. Westergren och Boman 2001-2003.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

Outstanding reviewer, Academy of Management meeting, ENT section, 2014.

Outstanding reviewer, Academy of Management meeting, BPS section, 2013.

Founding Scholar, Entrepreneurship Research Society, 2013.

Warren and Sylvia Samuels Young Scholars Award, History of Economics Society, 2012.

John Bies International Travel Scholarship, Graduate School, University of Missouri, 2012.

Humane Studies Fellowship, Institute of Humane Studies: B. Marcus Fellow 2011-2012; Dan Searle Fellow 2010-2011; Thomas C. & Irene W. Graham Fellow 2009-2010; Cortopassi Fellow 2008-2009.

HES Young Scholar, Warren J. and Sylvia J. Samuels Young Scholars Program, History of Economics Society, 2011.

Albert R. Hagan Memorial Graduate Fellowship in Agricultural Economics, awarded “the top graduate student in the department,” Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Missouri, April 11, 2011.

Superior Graduate Student Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Dept of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Graduate Student Association, University of Missouri, 2010; 2009.

Frank Miller Graduate Student Award, for “leadership provided to graduate students in the department and to the agricultural economics graduate program,” Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Missouri, December 4, 2009.

Richard E. Fox Foundation Research Paper Contest, 2nd place, Austrian Student Scholars Conference, Grove City PA, October 30-31, 2009.

Margaret Rowley Fellowship, Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2009.

Scholarship, Tekn. Dr. Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse för Internationellt Industriellt Företagande (The Dr. Marcus Wallenberg Foundation for Advanced Education in International Industrial Entrepreneurship), 2008-2011.

Fellow, Preparing Future Faculty program, University of Missouri, 2008-2009.

BEST scholarship, JUSEK and VSJ, for best informatics/information science thesis in Sweden, 1999.

Service

Editorial Board member - Journal of Management Studies. Nov 2013-

Editorial Board member - Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Sep 2014-

Ad hoc referee – Academy of Management Review.

Ad hoc referee – Journal of Business Venturing.

Ad hoc referee – Small Business Management.

Ad hoc referee – International Studies of Management and Organization.

Ad hoc referee – Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.

Ad hoc referee – Review of Austrian Economics.

Conferences

Academy of Management meeting; Discussant 2014; Reviewer Business Policy and Strategy division, 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011. Reviewer Entrepreneurship division 2014; 2013.

Austrian Economics Research Conference; Session organizer & chair “Austrian Economics in Contemporary Management and Entrepreneurship Research” 2014.

Affiliated Positions

Research Fellow, McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, University of Missouri, Columbia MO. 2008-

Associated Scholar, Ludwig von Mises Institute, Auburn AL. 2013-

Associate Fellow, Ratio Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. 2012-

Research fellow, Business Research and Information Development Group (BRIDG), Columbia MO. 2007.

Professional Affiliations

Academy of Management, since 2010.

Strategic Management Society, since 2011.

American Economic Association, since 2010.

International Society for New Institutional Economics, since 2008.

History of Economics Society, since 2011.

Nationalekonomiska föreningen, since 2014.

Other Professional Experience

Entrepreneurship

Founder and co-founder of four small business start-up companies between 1993 and 2005:

Beauty by Nature, 1993-1994.

CD-Spratten (with V. Eichenholz), 1994-1996.

Aparadigmal.com, 2003-2006.

New Chapter Content Services (with S. C. Bylund), 2004-2006.

Consultancy and Freelance Projects

Various research projects, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, 2012-.

Literature and policy review, University of Missouri, Office of Economic Development. 2013.

Literature review, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. 2013.

Non-Academic Employment

Manager of IT and Development, nordengren ett, Malmö, Sweden. 2006-2007.

Business Analyst, Guide Konsult, Malmö, Sweden. 2005-2006.

Communications Expert, William’s English Services, Taipei, Republic of China. 2004.

Business and IT Consultant, WOCHB. Westergren och Boman, Stockholm, Sweden. 2000-2003.

Business Process Technology Consultant, Datastrategi / Mogul.com, Stockholm, Sweden. 1999-2000.